For anyone who is having a hard time opening the Word document I posted yesterday... here is a PDF.
Students, in case any of you are interested, the Ayn Rand Foundation is currently running the Anthem Essay Contest. Since you have become experts on Anthem and dystopia, feel free to check out this info. Let me know if you're interested and I will be happy to help you write, draft, edit, and submit an essay.
Happy Friday, everyone! We made it to Thanksgiving break!
Today we'll be working in the media center to finish the Glogsters. Here is how to turn them in:
- When you are totally done, make sure it is saved and the setting is PUBLIC, not private.
- Copy the link for your Glogster.
- In an email, make the subject line YOUR NAMES - YOUR TOPIC.
For example: Harry Potter - North Korea
- Put the link to your Glogster in the body of the email.
- Email it to amyeganegi(at)gmail.com
You'll also be completing a self-assessment and a partner assessment; these will be averaged to give you a grade in the speaking/listening (collaboration) category.
If for whatever reason I don't get this email today, please make sure I get it before you return on Monday, December 2. TODAY IS THE DUE DATE FOR YOUR GLOGSTERS!! And your one-pagers on dystopia (put them in the basket).
Have a wonderful, safe, festive, restful Thanksgiving break!
Today we are going to start by doing a grade reflection on Synergy. All students will complete an activity in which they determine the weights of each standard in this class, their grades for each standard, and analyze their overall grade to determine strengths and weaknesses. Students are responsible for explaining this to their parent/guardian and returning the form to me by Friday, 11/22. Upon the return, I will review it with the student and we will enter into a contract regarding due dates for any make-up work or extra work that may be needed to help students succeed in World Literature this student.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Please be aware that this sheet is coming home, and ask your student to let you see it!
After, students will use the computers to continue online research, searching for sources that help them determine how their topic is a real-world example of a dystopia
Today we are beginning a short research project in class, in which we examine the following questions:
What is an example of a real-world dystopia? What information can I gather from a variety of sources to prove that a real-world situation is like a dystopia?
Yesterday you had the chance to vote on your top three choices of topics; I took your preferences and assigned you to a topic and (in most cases) a partner. You'll be working together to conduct online research to find information about how your topic (a place/situation) is dystopian, in that it has dystopian characteristics. After conducting all your research, you'll work together to create a Glogster poster.... more info on that tomorrow!!
For today, we'll start with a KWL, then you'll research and fill out a graphic organizer for your work.
Reminder: Dystopia One-Pagers are due on Friday, 11/22!! 4 more days!
Good morning! 5 more days until Thanksgiving break.... let's make them great!
Today we have two major tasks: 1) Return to our dystopian fiction writing from Friday and present those stories to the class, and 2) Complete a one-pager on dystopia to show our understanding and analysis of the themes and characteristics related to a dystopia. (Due on Friday!)
Tomorrow we are beginning an in-class project in which students will research a real-world/modern-day/historical dystopia with a partner and create a Glogster to showcase their findings. All the information will be distributed tomorrow.
Finally, later this week I will be working with students to complete grade reflections and determine which projects/missing assignments could be impacting their grades. Students may make up and turn any work from Unit 2 or Unit 3; I'll give specific deadlines and due dates before we leave for break. When we return, we are down to the very end.... grades should not come as a surprise!
Happy Friday everyone!!
We are going to start by taking a QUIZ in partners. If you read this on the blog tonight, then write me a note on your quiz tomorrow for a little extra.
After the quiz, we'll be doing a really fun activity called a writing carnival. You'll see how this works in class but basically it means working together to write a narrative text about a dystopia. Can't wait!
Notes are below.
Today is going to be a bit of a hectic day.
We have 3 important things to do:
1) Take the mandatory GA Health Survey: http://admin.doe.k12.ga.us/gadoe/sla/gshs.nsf/SurveyHS.xsp
2) Present the book covers you worked on yesterday.
3) Watch "Number 12 Looks Just Like You," a dystopian episode of "The Twilight Zone." We will complete a graphic organizer analyzing the dystopian characteristics of the episode and comparing and contrasting it to another dystopian text.
Good morning and happy hump day!
Today we are going to start out with a journal prompt and complete a partner activity in which students design a new book jacket for Penguin Publishing's newest edition of Anthem, "Harrison Bergeron"/"2081," or "2BR02B." Students will have to work together to analyze the major THEMES and MORAL QUESTIONS of the story and portray those through their cover art and book jacket summary. Finally, students will present these to the class and complete a peer evaluation.
The ASSIGNMENT DETAILS are in the PPT below (today's notes).